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in mind. >> bill clinton, back in the spotlight with his powerful defense of president obama. an epic speech already lighting up both sides. all the highlights, live from charlotte. >>> tropical turnaround. a second round for the gulf, as part of isaac, believe it or not, returns. >>> demolition disaster. a crowd quietly watching a building implosion. but seconds later, they are consumed by the debris. >>> and let the games begin. the night football fans have been waiting for, as the nfl season officially gets under way. >>> good thursday morning, everybody. we begin, today, with president obama, set to take the stage tonight in charlotte. ready to accept his party's nomination for a second term. >> and last night on the stage, he made a brief appearance to embrace the big dog, bill clinton, after the former president delivered a thunderous speech of support. abc's brandi hitt, live in charlotte this morning for us. hi, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. yes. they haven't always had the best relationship. but once again, bill clinton stood right next to barack obama and
throughout the morning on abc. >>> also developing overnight, new momentum for president obama after last week's convention. he is now ahead in some new poll numbers and also in campaign cash. >> and romney said if elected he would keep parts of the president's health care plan. >> reporter: good morning, president obama is feeling a post convention boost so mitt romney it trying to meet working class voters in ohio. the campaigns are hunkering down in crucial battlegrounds faced with president obama getting a lift coming out of the democratic national convention. the gallup daily tracking poll now has mr. obama five points ahead of mr. romney. quoting seniors in florida over the weekend, the president blasted the romney medicare plan. >> so here the bottom line. their plan bankrupts medicare. our plan strengthening medicare. >> reporter: romney in an interview used the disappointing numbers to rip president obama's record. >> not that it's a jobless recovery, if it's a recovery at all. it really doesn't look like a recovery. >> reporter: the obama campaign hit back with v.p. biden campai
. good to be back. well, all roads on the presidential campaign lead to ohio today. president obama and mitt romney, both return for rallies in the battleground state. >> and it is great to have you back, rob. >> thanks. >> the stakes could not be higher, with the latest polls showing the president pulling ahead among ohio voters. abc's tahman bradley joining us this morning from washington with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. this is the first time in two months president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. they're both holding rallies at the same time. giving a voters a sense of how crucial ohio is. today, a showdown in ohio. president obama and mitt romney spend the day campaigning in the state that could decide the election. the candidates are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. >> you can't stand up to china when all you've done is send them our jobs. >> reporter: the faceoff in the buckeye state come as new polls show romney falling behind
of the campaign. >> home stretch. here we go. president obama, last night, wasting no time, today, i should say, hitting the campaign trail, after accepting the nomination last night in charlotte. laying out the progress that's been made, but the problems also still being faced. now, he and challenger, mitt romney, head into the final days. >> abc's brandi hitt covered both conventions. she joins us from charlotte this morning, live. hi, brandbrandi. >> reporter: hi, paula. good morning, rob, as well. the president told voters the journey of hope is not over just yet. the big question now is will voters continue to stand with him? as president obama accepted the democratic nomination in charlotte, he asked voters for another four years. >> you elected me to tell you the truth. [ applause ] and the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president told americans frustrated with his first term, there are two different paths to choose from. >> we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas. or we
the election. president obama travels to the swing state of ohio with stops in cincinnati and columbus. while there, president obama will announce the new trade enforcement case against china over cars and parts. mitt romney speaks to the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce in los angeles. >>> and we are learning new details about the chaos that unfolded behind the scenes behind romney's acceptance speech. just eight days before the convention, the speech that had been written was dropped. that set off a wild scramble to craft a new entirely different speech so that romney would have time to rehearse. the final version was widely criticized within the party for leaving out any mention of al qaeda and afghanistan. >>> it is time now for the weather from across the nation. a wet day for much of the south. heavy rain from atlanta to tallahassee. nashville, new orleans and houston. showers around green bay. chicago and st. louis. a cold blast from fargo to the twin cities. showers in the colorado rockies. >> 80s from albuquerque and miami. chilly in the 50s from minneapolis to fargo. >>> and when w
to remember 9/11. but we need to have our privacy, too. >> reporter: in washington, president obama will observe a moment of silence at 8:45, before attending an observance ceremony at the pentagon. landers were placed along the memorial for the 40 crew members and passengers who died. today, they'll ring bells of remembrance. back in lower manhattan, the new, multibillion-dollar one world trade center stands tall. >> the progress and the momentum at one world trade center and the world trade center site is a testimony to the region's resilien resilience. >> reporter: the thousands of good news of the workers and people living around ground zero. about 50 new cancers will be covered by a $2.77 billion settlement fund, set ul for victim compensation. >> the first responders who were there for us, we're going to be there for them. we're going to compensate them and help provide treatment. >> reporter: but congress will have to put more money into the fund. there will be a break on the campaign trail today, with president obama staying here in washington, and mitt romney speaking to th
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
wednesday morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the spee from the white house. while others at the democratic nat
calls romney, quote, obviously inarticulate. and president obama has weighed in, as well. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: appearing on cbs' "late show with david letterman," president obama threw an elbow at mitt romney, for his controversial comments, that almost half of americans view themselves as victims. >> one thing i've learned as president, is you represent the entire country. my expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody. not just for some. >> reporter: it was the president's first time weighing in on the secret video, showing romney telling wealthy donors that 47% of the country is dependent on government. >> they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> reporter: since the tape's release, the romney campaign has been scrambling to control the damage. romney, last night, on fox news. >> we were, of course, talking about a campaign and how ease going to get close to half the vote. i'm going to get half the vote. i want to get 50.1% or more. >> reporter: launching this web video, with chicagoans reacting.
>>> making news in america on this labor day morning, the road to chartd. >> president obama is in an important battleground state today. democrats prepare for their national convention. >>> here's a taste of what is left in isaac's aftermath. widespre widespread flooding. summertime temps. >>> a horrific crash at an air show in iowa. the plit loses control and plunges to his death. >>> fears about michael jackson's state of mind before his death. one of them calling him, quote, a bas accouket case." >>> good morning. we begin this labor day with a busy working holiday in the presidential race. >> this morning, delegates will begin arriving in charlotte, north carolina, for the convention. brandi hitt is in charlotte, already. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: today, they're taking over the streets of charlotte. they're starting to put up a stage behind me. this is a kickoff party. in fact, the first big name to arrive today is first lady michelle obama. >> it is time to move forward, that's the choice in this election. >> reporter: this week, it's the democrats' turn to ral
sport. >>> president obama and mitt romney, grappling over foreign policy. the president's on "the view," before entering the lion's den today, a united nations speech to the world. >>> two awful words at breakfast time, bacon shortage. the grim outlook for the next year. >>> and the long-awaited dancing debut. a leader is already emerging, as all stars hit the dance floor for a new season with new rules. >>> good morning. i'm john muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. we begin this tuesday with the firestorm over "monday night football" and what seems like a new low point in the lockout of nfl referees. >> the third week was definitely not the charm for the replacement refs. their string of controversial calls came to a head at the end of last night's seattle/green bay game. >> the game's final play. a loft to the end zone. >> reporter: seattle tried for a game-winning hail mary pass who looked like an interception. >> who did they give it to? touchdown. >> reporter: mike tirico calling it on espn. but the refs were giving mixed signals. >> after
the past four years, life has become harder for americans. >> reporter: president obama's message? if voters want the economy to bounce back, they need to give him a second term. it's a message obama surrogate bill clinton has taken on the road. >> we have grown. and we will grow again. but you need to re-elect president barack obama to do it. >> reporter: with polls showing president obama leading in some crucial battleground states, the romney campaign will soon pick up speed. romney and his running mate, paul ryan, head to ohio on monday, for a three-day bus tour. sunny and john? >> tahman bradley in washington, thank you. >>> viewers at the univision forum in miami saw a kinder, gentler mitt romney. he appeared to tone down some of that harsher criticism. he sounded more conciliatory on the topics of immigration and health care reform. >> i have experience in health care reform. now and then, the president says i'm the grandfather of obama care. i don't think he meant it as a compliment. but i'll take it. this was during my primary. we thought it might not be helpful. >> presi
obama announced the surge. >> as commander in chief, i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time, he set a schedule for their withdrawal, a goal that has been met. 33,000 u.s. troops took part in the surge. 10,000 of them were out by july of last year. and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder. saying, it is important to underscore that even as our surge troops return home, there's roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan, alongside their nato and afghan partners. we are a nation at war. the human toll of the surge was tremendous. after the almost 200 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now, those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and the growing threat of insider attacks. the deadlines to bring the final american troops home is still 2014. muhammad lila, abc news, kabul. >>> still in that region, a national holiday in pakistan, so citizens can protest the anti-muslim film th
. explaining a secretly-recorded video in which he says it's not his job to worry about obama supporters calling millions of americans entitled. just as the campaign was revving for a restart. >>> also developing now, breakout. a massive prison break. more than 130 inmates escaping through a tunnel, on the loose, right now. >>> fresh hope. a brand-new weight loss drug hitting the market. but is it right for you? >>> and a snickers dream come true. introducing the pop-a-nator. >>> good tuesday morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> i'm john muller. rob nelson and paula faris are on assignment. it is seven weeks until election day. and this morning, the romney campaign facing a major challenge is. >> a new videotape revealing the candidate telling wealthy donors he's written off half the donors. that led to a late-night news conference. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: mitt romney walking to the podium with a smile. >> i understand there's a video that's been on the internet for a few weeks that has attracted some attention. >> reporter: that video posted in snippets, by left-leaning magazine,
a difficult week. national polls show the white house race tight that president obama leads in the battleground states will decide the election. last night in denver, romney slammed the president's record. >> it's very clear we can't afford four more years like the last four years, that's why we're going to get change finally in washington that the people of america deserve. >> reporter: when romney arrived in ohio tomorrow for a bus tour, he'll be greeted by a new tv ad by the obama campaign attacking the nominee for saying 47% of americans are dependant on the government and view themselves as victims. >> my job is not to worry about those people. >> doesn't have the president have to worry about everyone? >> reporter: even after the campaign steps up efforts in bags ground states some in romney's own party worry the race is slipping away. >> their core problem was carefulness, their inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> reporter: president obama will be in new york today and tomorrow for the general assembly. last night on "60 minutes," mr. obama said his
president obama and mitt romney have dueling campaign appearances today in virginia. yesterday, the candidates were both in ohio, where the latest polls show an uphill battle for romney. abc's david muir asked the candidate some tough questions about his chances. >> we'll win ohio again. we'll finish what we started again. >> we're going to win ohio. thank you so much. let's take back america. >> reporter: call it the buckeye brawl with the president and mitt romney here. perhaps the biggest punch was that new poll. romney trailing president obama by ten points in ohio. down by nine points in florida. we asked the governor about those numbers. i'm curious what you would say to your supporters, your donors, who might be concerned that this might be slipping away? >> i'm pleased with some polls. less with other polls. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: there's some that believe these polls are a reflection of that videotape last week. you were talking to donors, talking about the 47%. >> and so, my job, is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them. >> report
president obama opening up a slight lead. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: mitt romney in nevada on the anniversary of 9/11, in front of the national guard. >> we must keep our promises and regain the trust of all those who have worn the uniform and served our country. >> reporter: his speech comes after criticism that romney left afghanistan out of his convention speech. his loudest critics might be within his own party, after the poll numbers showing the president now leading the race. more americans now trust the president on the economy than romney. and on that point, conservative commentator, lara ingram chiming in. on her radio show -- >> if you can't beat barack obama with this record, then shut down the party. shut it down. start new, with new people. >> reporter: and there's conservative george will, arguing unemployment above 8%, worse if you count those who have given up. >> the republican party cannot win in this environment. it has to get out of politics and find another move. >> reporter: donald trump, tweeting what he heard from rush limbaugh. if obama wins, it is
on their own essential meaning. >> reporter: president obama will be in new york today and tomorrow for the general assembly. last night on "60 minutes," mr. obama said his biggest disappointment is he hasn't changed the climate in washington. >> i'm hoping after the smoke is clear, the spirit of cooperation comes more to the front. >> president also shot back after the criticism that he's not coming up against iran. >> tahman bradley in washington. thank you. >>> and looking way ahead to the 2016 election, there's growing speculation that hillary clinton may want to run again. even her own husband is not sure about his wife's intention, but he is sure that she would make a great candidate. >> i just don't know. she's an extraordinarily able person. i've never met anybody that i thought was a better public servant. but i have no earthly idea what she'll decide to do. >> after four years of being secretary of state, clinton says his wife may want to take some time off and read a book or two. >>> president obama and about 120 heads of state gather in new york for the general assembly.
to the killing of four americans, including the ambassador. president obama, working the phones early this morning and offering blunt, new comments about america's struggle in the region. >>> all eyes on the fed. the central bank expected to act within hours on a brand-new effort to boost the economy. >>> it's here. a mere rumor for months. apple unveils the iphone 5. but is it already overshadowed by what else apple introduced? >>> and fast cars and free cash. a bank robber's money-tossing ride through l.a. one of the weirdest car chases ever. >>> good morning. i'm john muller. rob nelson's on assignment. >> and i'm paula faris. we begin with the latest u.s. response to those deadly attacks on americans. a navy destroyer is now in the waters off the libyan coast. a second warship is due there shortly. and 50 elite marines head to tripoli where they will shore up security around the u.s. embassy. >> president obama vows that justice will be done. and flags are being flown at half-staff in memory of those who died. with more, here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: with cities across
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